By Stephen Schenck | April 15, 2011 7:51 PM
We first heard of the Samsung Galaxy S Plus a mere two weeks ago, along with a nice render of the device, and now the smartphone has already received its FCC certification, cementing in our minds that this is a very real phone that looks nearly ready to come to market.
All we knew about the Galaxy S Plus was that it’s supposed to feature a 1.4GHz single-core processor, have a four-inch Super AMOLED screen, and pack 8GB of storage. These early specs came a Russian Samsung site, so all we’ve been expecting so far was a European / Asian release. The Galaxy S Plus that passed through the FCC shows support for the 1900MHz UMTS II 3G band, used by AT&T and Canadian carriers, but lacks the corresponding 850MHz band we’d see if this phone was really meant for a North American release.
We’re still hoping to learn if any US carriers intend to pick up the S Plus, but for now this one looks like it will be staying on the other side of the Atlantic. Supposedly, the smartphone will be out by the end of the month, going for about $850.